CSHL Fellow, Donaldson Translational Fellow,
Semir Beyaz received his B.S. degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics at Izmir Institute of Technology, where he was ranked 1st in the Faculty of Science in 2009. After working at the Bone Marrow Transplantation Center at Massachusetts General Hospital between 2009-2010, he joined Harvard University, Immunology PhD program. There, he worked in Stuart Orkin’s lab at Boston Children’s Hospital on the epigenetic regulation of blood cell development and also in Omer Yilmaz’s lab at the Koch Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology on dietary regulation of intestinal stem cell function and tumorigenesis. After receiving his PhD in 2017, he established his research laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) in New York, where he is a CSHL Fellow and Donaldson Trust Translational Fellow. His lab is focusing on how dietary and metabolic perturbations affect the immune system and contribute to the risk of diseases that are associated with immune dysfunction such as cancer. He received several awards for his scientific accomplishments including the Jeffrey Modell Prize, American Association of Immunologists Thermo-Fisher Trainee Achievement Award and TASSA Aziz Sancar Young Scholar Award.